Acronym

Term

Aged Care Act

Aged Care Act 1997

AHMAC

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

AHPRA

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

AIIA

Australian Information Industry Association

BAU

Business As Usual

CCA

Compliance, Conformance & Accreditation

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

CR

Change Request

CSP

Contracted Service Providers

DHS

Department of Human Services

DOHA

Department of Health and Ageing

DVA

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

eHWG

eHealth Working Group

ELS

Endpoint Location Service

EOI

Evidence of Identity

ePIP

e-Health Practice Incentive Program

eTP

Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions

Health Insurance Act

Health Insurance Act 1973

HI

Healthcare Identifiers

HI Act

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010

HI Service

Healthcare Identifiers Service (the system and supporting management processes)

HI Service Operator

Healthcare Identifiers Service Operator (Chief Executive Medicare)

HI System

The Healthcare Identifiers software and technical infrastructure

HISOC

Healthcare Identifiers Service Operations Committee

HPD

Healthcare Provider Directory

HPI-I

Healthcare Provider Identifier - Individual

HPI-O

Healthcare Provider Identifier - Organisation

HPOS

Health Professional Online Services

IAARG

Identification, Authentication and Access Reference Group

IHI

Individual Healthcare Identifier

JOWG

Joint Operations Working Group

JSC

Joint NEHTA Medicare Australia Strategic Steering Committee

ML

Medicare Local

MSIA

Medical Software Industry Association

NASH

National Authentication Service for Health

National Health Act

National Health Act 1953

NEHTA

National E-Health Transition Authority Limited

NHIRF

National Health Information Regulatory Framework

NOC

Notice of Connection

NPA

National Partnership Agreement (on e-Health)

NRA

National Registration Authority

OMO

Organisation Maintenance Officer

PCEHR

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record

PCEHR Act

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012

PCEHR System Operator

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record System Operator

PKI

Public Key Infrastructure

Privacy Act

Privacy Act 1988

RO

Responsible Officer

SLA

Service Level Agreement

SMD

Secure Messaging Delivery